384 BC - 321 BC

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Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; 384–322 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher and polymath. His writings cover a broad range of subjects spanning the natural sciences, philosophy, linguistics, economics, politics, psychology, and the arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristotle has received more than 20,592,245 page views. His biography is available in 215 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 203 in 2019). Aristotle is the most popular philosopher, the most popular biography from Greece and the most popular Greek Philosopher.

Aristotle is most famous for his philosophy on the four causes. He believed that there were four causes for everything, and that they were material, formal, efficient, and final.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Aristotle has had the most page views in the with 2,507,985 views, followed by Spanish (1,606,185), and Russian (582,105). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Thai (3,886.19%), (3,485.09%), and (279.81%)


Among philosophers, Aristotle ranks 1 out of 1,267After him are Plato, Socrates, Gautama Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Among people born in 384 BC, Aristotle ranks 1After him is Demosthenes. Among people deceased in 321 BC, Aristotle ranks 1After him are Perdiccas, Craterus, King Xian of Zhou, Neoptolemus, and Archon of Pella.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Aristotle ranks 1 out of 1,024After him are Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Alexander the Great (-356), Pythagoras (-570), Homer (-800), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Pericles (-494), Democritus (-460), and Epicurus (-341).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Aristotle ranks 1After him are Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), Plutarch (46), Protagoras (-486), Gorgias (-483), Theophrastus (-371), Antisthenes (-445), and Pyrrho (-365).